(PHILADELPHIA) February 11, 2021 – Today, Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson (At Large) released a report summarizing the findings and offering recommendations for action at the city, state, and federal levels based on the seven hours of testimony offered by the public during the Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Committee of the Whole hearing on Resolution No. 200546.
“As this was the first ever public hearing on the police contract proposal, I felt it was important to lay out exactly what we heard from the public and offer in a clear and concise manner exactly what was asked of us by our constituents,” said Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson.
The report summarizes testimony from all witnesses who offered comment during the hearing, as well as all additional written testimony that was submitted by community members. The recommendations in the report were developed based on the testimony from the public.
“Increasing transparency and accountability in the contract negotiation process is crucial to our police reform efforts. I am grateful to the Administration, specifically Deputy Mayor Rich Lazer and his team, for their work so far, and I am committed to continuing to work with them to make sure that the public’s calls for reform are incorporated in this process as much as possible.”
The report is available at phlcouncil.com/katherinegilmorerichardson